But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” (Luke 8:50 ESV)
Do not fear; Only Believe.
You are called a believer because your job is to Believe. Jesus said “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.“(Mark 11:24 ESV). That means after you have prayed, your task is to believe that you have received it. Jairus wanted Jesus to come to his house to heal his daughter. There were some delay so the unexpected happened. The daughter died. The fact was presented but Jesus on hearing the fact answered him “Do not fear; ONLY BELIEVE.” Fear causes us to doubt God. It prevents us from receiving what God has for us. Remember this saying; “Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. ” (Mark 11:23 ESV).
Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6 ESV). It is not by our might, nor by our power, but by the Spirit of the Most High God. He is responsible for providing our needs. Your strength cannot do it, and your senses are limited by your environment. You believe the news, the doctor’s report, bank statements, financial report, politicians, your pastors, etc instead of believing in the One who has infinite Power to Keep you. When you walk by sight, You will fear. You will be afraid and may start doubting God’s Power to perform. Jairus believed and his daughter came back to life. I could imagine what was going through his mind on his way back home with Jesus, considering what he had heard. He believed what Jesus said. Friends, we don’t have to believe what people say about our situations. The facts may be on the discussion table but choose to believe what God says. When someone told you there was no hope in your situation, what did you do?
As I stated in “Be still and Move on in October“, Satan will present facts for you to believe his lies. He will try as much as he could to make you doubt God. Fear is a weapon he will use But you should not be afraid for Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. (Mark 5:36, 37 NIV84)
Don’t forget your job is to Believe. And to do this, you have to ignore everything that is contrary to the word of God. You have to move with people who will speak faith into your life. Faith is contagious. You have to listen to tapes that will inspire you. And you have to say what the Word of God says.
I want to encourage you to believe what God has said concerning your life. I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. God is our Provider. Only Believe.
God bless us.
As you say in this article, only believe, sometimes that can be the hardest, Naman found that out , when told to jump into the river Jordan by Elijah. Of course he eventually did and was healed of leprosy, guess there`s a lesson in that for us.
Thank you Ron. There is a great lesson in that story. God doesn’t want us to do anything extraordinary to get answers to our request. He works with the ordinary.
Naaman said “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.
So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. (2 Kings 5:11, 12, 14 NIV84)
Sometimes what He requires from us may not make sense but we’ve got to believe. Jairus heard his daughter had died but Jesus said believe she will be well. We have to believe God like babies
A song writer said When his message comes to you just obey.
Thank u brother for sharing this message. This message help me a lot to trust God & have increases my faith to Jesus . I do believe that God will answer my prayer request according to His will & from the riches of His glory and for the glory of His name. In Jesus name. Godbless u brother ! More power!!!
God bless you too sister. All things are possible with God so Keep believing, Keep hoping, and Keep trusting in The Lord.
Its not easy, but I choose to believe.
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